MCP-200 Infrared Analyzer Straight View

Infrared Analyzer

The MCP-200 is a real-time concentration monitor for chemical species that absorb IR radiation.

From the MicroSpec series comes the MCP-200, a concentration monitor for species that absorb IR radiation. This solid state package combines a non-dispersive IR detector and a proprietary optical path design. Engineered to be compact and modular, the MCP-200 excels as both a rugged standalone and an integrated component.

  • Continuously measures the analyte’s chemical concentration in a liquid or gas process stream
  • Totally solid state build with no moving parts — modern design for low maintenance
  • Compact modular design which reads into any Applied Analytics HMI
  • Industry standard I/O (4-20 mA output)
  • Decades of field-proven performance in the world’s harshest industrial environments

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The MicroSpec MCP-200 is used to measure the following chemicals:

  • water | moisture in 1,2-dichloroethane commonly known as ethylene dichloride (EDC)
  • water | moisture in toluene
  • water | moisture in benzene
  • water | moisture in xylene
  • water | moisture in dimethylformamide (DMF)
  • water | moisture in acrylonitrile
  • water | moisture in styrene
  • water | moisture in butadiene
  • water | moisture in benzaldehyde
  • water | moisture in benzylacetone, 4-phenyl-2-butanone
  • water | moisture in acetophenone
  • water | moisture in carbon tetrachloride
  • water | moisture in aniline
  • water | moisture in hydrocarbons
IN GAS PHASEcarbon monoxide | CO
carbon dioxide | CO2
ethylene | C2H4
methane equivalency | CH4

Model: Water in Solvent Analyzer

The MicroSpec IR Analyzer from Applied Analytics provides you with a stable, real-time moisture reading with 0-50 ppm range and customizable alarm threshold to meet your operational preference. The MicroSpec’s reading is continuously stabilized using Auto Zero, and its solid state NDIR sensor is far more durable than typical instruments with moving parts.

This solid state device has a zero offset feature which removes the need to obtain totally dry (zero H2O) zeroing fluid, thus making the Auto Zero functionality practical and inexpensive without sacrificing accuracy.


The MCP-200 uses a technology known as Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) Photometry. In a ruggedized package, the MCP-200 pairs an NDIR photometer (2-10 micron) using a tungsten black body source with a proprietary-design optical flow cell. The path length of the flow cell is specialized per measurement application.

The MCP-200 uses serial communication between the detector and the HMI.


Note: All performance specifications are subject to the assumption that the sample conditioning system and unit installation are approved by Applied Analytics. For any other arrangement, please inquire directly with Sales.

Measurement PrincipleNon-dispersive IR photometry (2 to 10 micron)
Light SourceTungsten black body source
Path LengthApplication-dependent
Sample IntroductionContinuous flow from positive pressure stream
Sample ConditioningCustom design per application
Analyzer CalibrationIf possible, analyzer is factory calibrated with certified calibration fluids; no re-calibration required after initial calibration; measurement normalized by Auto Zero
Reading VerificationSimple verification with samples
Human Machine InterfaceIndustrial controller with touch-screen LCD display running ECLIPSE™ Software
Data StorageSolid State Drive
Analyzer EnvironmentIndoor/Outdoor (no shelter required)
Ambient TemperatureStandard: 0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Optional: -20 to 55 °C (-4 to 131 °F)
To avoid radiational heating, use of a sunshade is recommended for systems installed in direct sunlight.
Sample TemperatureStandard: -20 to 50 °C (-4 to 122 °F)
Contact Applied Analytics for temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F)
Sample Pressure500 psi
Electrical5 VDC, 24 VDC controller
Power Consumption7 watts (maximum)
Standard Outputs1x galvanically isolated 4-20mA analog output per measured analyte(up to 3; additional available by upgrade)
2x digital outputs for fault and SCS control
Optional OutputsModbus TCP/IP; RS-232; RS-485; Fieldbus; Profibus; HART;
Dimensions3.75"H x (path length)W x 3.75"D
Path Length7" to 17" depending on application
Weight10-30 lbs depending on path length
Process Connections1/4” tube fittings
Wetted Materialsstainless steel 316L, sapphire, Viton
Accuracy ±2% full scale
Repeatability ±2% full scale
Stability ±2% full scale / 24 hours
Standard Design General Purpose
Available Options ATEX, IECEx, PESO
Please inquire with your sales representative for additional certifications (CSA, FM etc.).


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